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Death toll climbs to 96 in Maui wildfires with estimated loss of $5.6 billion

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2023
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The National Weather Service said Hurricane Dora, which passed south of the island chain, was partly to blame for strong winds that initially drove the flames, knocking out power and grounding firefighting helicopters. Authorities increase deaths total, governor says "full force" of government at work The Maui Police Department updated the number of confirmed deaths to 96 around 9 p.m. Sunday, Maui County said in a statement. In a video update released earlier on Sunday, Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said more than 2,700 structures were destroyed in Lahaina and "an...

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